According to UN data an estimated 200 million girls and women worldwide have undergone Female Genital Mutilation. The internationally condemned ritual, which typically involves the partial or total removal of the external genitalia, is most often associated with a swathe of African countries, as well as parts of the Middle East and Asia. In the United States more than half a million girls and women from diaspora communities have had or are at risk of FGM. They have a social…